pasquinade


pas·qui·nade

noun \ˌpas-kwə-ˈnād\

Definition of PASQUINADE

1
:  a lampoon posted in a public place
2
:  satirical writing :  satire
pasquinade transitive verb

Examples of PASQUINADE

  1. <a pasquinade of Washington society that features thinly disguised portraits of several political power brokers>

Origin of PASQUINADE

Middle French, from Italian pasquinata, from Pasquino, name given to a statue in Rome on which lampoons were posted
First Known Use: 1658

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